During World War II, black women interested in serving as army nurses faced the dual obstacles of sexism and racism. The Army Nurse Corps (ANC) was initially reluctant to allow women to join at all. Once women were admitted to the corps, the ANC allowed just 500 black nurses to serve in the then-segregated U.S. Army. The Tuskegee Army Nurses Project, directed by Pia Marie Winters Jordan, Assistant Professor of Multimedia Journalism at Morgan State University, is dedicated to the experiences and contributions of the women who served as nurses at the Tuskegee Army Air Field (TAAF). Jordan has a personal connection to the TAAF nurses: her mother, Louise Virginia Lomax Winters, served as a nurse and First Lieutenant at TAAF. On this website, visitors can read biographies of TAAF nurses and explore a variety of multimedia material. These materials include photographs, an extended interview with Jordan, and a short interview with a Tuskegee Airman about the importance of the TAAF nurses.
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